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“Model hospital” for privatised African health care threatens to swamp country’s budget

International Finance Corporation (IFC) supported private hospital project eating up 51 percent of Lesotho's health budget ...

Public services top up the income of the poorest by 76 percent

Health and education are powerful weapons in the fight against global inequality ...

In sickness and in wealth: why insurance schemes are bad for poor nations’ health

More progressive funding could double poor countries' health budgets A new report, published today by Oxfam, is warning that health insurance schemes - being promoted by some donor agencies...

Oxfam response to Roche and Medicines Patent Pool announcement today

Today, pharmaceutical company Roche announced that it will contribute to the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) by making its drug Valganciclovir affordable as a first step before licensing it to the MPP....

Oxfam reaction to Jim Kim's speech on Universal Health Coverage

In response to today's keynote speech by Dr Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Oxfam's Senior Health Policy Advisor Dr Mohga Kamal Yanni, said: ...

Landmark generic medicines victory: Ruling puts human rights before excessive profits says Oxfam

Oxfam has hailed the Indian Supreme Court's ruling against a patent protection petition filed by multinational pharmaceutical company Novartis as a huge victory for public health.  ...

ViiV agreement with patent pool should help more children receive HIV treatment - Oxfam

Responding to an agreement between ViiV and the medicine patent pool to license Mohga Kama-Yanni, Oxfam senior policy adviser, said:  "We welcome the license agreed between...

Unregulated and unaccountable: how the private health care sector in India is putting women’s lives at risk

New evidence revealed by Oxfam today shows that women in India are being exploited and facing serious health problems, due to under-investment in healthcare by the Indian government and the proliferation...

Oxfam: nearly 7 million lives at risk because they aren’t getting life-saving drugs

Bill Nighy says UK aid is crucial to help prevent people dying for as little as 23 pence a day On the eve of World Aids Day, aid agency Oxfam is warning that the lives of almost 7 million...

Oxfam welcomes the appointment of the Global Fund's new chief executive

In response to the Global Fund's announcement of Mark Dybul as Executive Director, Oxfam Chief Executive, Barbara Stocking, said: "Oxfam welcomes the appointment of Mark Dybul to lead the...

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